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Scott Lonker exits A&E for CAA

A VP of development with the U.S. cable net since 2007, Lonker is joining CAA as an agent in its alternative television department.
July 7, 2011

A&E development VP Scott Lonker has left the U.S. cable net to join CAA as an agent in its alternative television department.

Lonker, with A&E’s development team since August 2007, oversaw the development and production of non-fiction, alternative and reality series at both A&E and Bio. At A&E, he’d worked on such series as Dog the Bounty Hunter, Obsessed, and The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty.

Lonker’s move to CAA marks his return to the agency world, as he joined A&E fresh from working at the William Morris Agency’s New York office, where he worked with unscripted, scripted, comedy and animation properties and talent.

An A&E spokesperson said there’s no word on a replacement for Lonker at present. A CAA spokesperson said that Lonker would start at his new position in August.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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